It’s a friend’s birthday next week, and I knew I wanted to use this digital stamp called “Snoozing Chap with Beer” from Digistamp Boutique. I coloured it with Promarkers and mounted it on a stitched square by Gummiapan. Then I used the sketch at Watercooler Wednesday, some papers from my stash and finished with a diecut greeting by Your Next Stamp which was a recent purchase.
This card uses an image I made whilst making this card but which I didn’t use because the colours didn’t quite match the backing paper. The image is from Digistamp Boutique but traced onto vellum & coloured from the back using Promarkers & watercolour pencils.
I dug some matching paper from out of my stash then added a stamped greeting, some simple ribbon & a few gems to finish.
Stamps: Digistamp Boutique (digi), Elzybells (no longer available)
My mojo finally seems to be returning from the wilderness! I needed a card for a birthday next week and was determined – for once – to avoid my usual last minute rush. I love the Sketchy Flowers set from Digistamp Boutique but rather than simply printing & colouring one of the images, I decided to print it, trace it in white pencil onto parchment then emboss it from the back. I coloured it from the back with Duck Egg Promarker & Derwent Jade Green watercolour pencil, to match the backing paper.
I felt the main image needed mounting onto white card but I struggled to securely attach it. In the end I used double sided adhesive sheets then ran the lot through my Cuttlebug. The ribbon was also coloured with Duck Egg Promarker and the greeting was stamped onto parchment & white card to match because plain white card didn’t look right..
Cardstock: Xerox Colotech Plus 300gsm
Coloured cardstock: Coredinations Tim Holtz Distress Collection in Tumbled Glass
They’re so difficult to make cards for, aren’t they? I needed to make a couple of men’s cards but didn’t have much time, so this image from the Digistamp Boutique came in handy. I resized it in Craft Artist 2 Professional & coloured it with Promarkers. The greetings are from Craftwork Cards (also coloured with Promarkers) and the backing papers I designed in Craft Artist, colouring them to match – yes, you’ve guessed it! – Promarkers.
The new flower stamp releases at Digistamp Boutique caught my eye straight away (and were on special offer!) so I just had to have them. There are some lovely samples on the website & I originally planned to use kraft cardstock, but once I started making this card for a friend I changed my mind and this just evolved into the finished article.
I imported the flower stamp & greeting (part of the set) into Craft Artist 2 Professional & added the lines. Then I decided a bit of bling was required so I used Crystal Glamour Dust on some of the dots and mounted the finished image on black card. Done!
This is my card for my lovely Mum and, as often happens, the end result doesn’t remotely resemble what I’d planned! I fell for the Sketchy Flowers set at Digistamp Boutique and loved the card Kerry Cox (aka Pickle) had made, so intended to do something similar. Once I’d got going, though, I decided to colour one of the flower images using a Lavender Promarker; I imported the image into Craft Artist 2 Professional and recoloured it. When I’d finished colouring the flower I decided it was too “flat”, despite shading & blending. As an experiment I went over the flower with short strokes of a Copic Blending Pen as I know that, unlike the Promarker Blender, it tends to bleach the colour out and I quite liked the resulting effect. Still in Craft Artist 2 Professional, I recoloured some backing paper to match & made the word art. I cut a couple of slits in the card either side of the flower stems & threaded some matching ribbon through before tying it in a bow. Once the card was assembled it looked ok but just not quite special enough. Then a discussion about micro beads on the Docrafts forum made me realise what was missing – a bit of bling! I took the card apart & used some Glossy Accents to attach some Sweet Poppy Clear Micro Beads as flower centres. Then I covered a new piece of backing paper in double sided adhesive sheet & attached the micro beads to that. Although I think the beaded flower centres work well, the subtle pattern on the backing paper doesn’t show through the beads so I’d use a stronger-patterned paper next time as it was an easy technique to do.
When I saw these penguin digital stamps on the Digistamp Boutique website I just had to have them, they’re so cute. I also downloaded some backing papers which would work for other occasions, too. I coloured the images with Promarkers & combined 2 of them in Craft Artist Professional for one of the cards. I added some hand drawn lines around some images, and some Glamour Dust (which seems to be a common theme on all my Christmas cards this year even though I don’t normally do glitter!) and they were done.
Cardstock: Xerox Colotech Plus 300gsm
Coloured card: Green – Bazzill Peapod, Red – White card coloured with Ruby Promarker
Digital stamps & backing paper: Digistamp Boutique
Stamps: Paula Pascual PPCSA6001 Christmas Messages